Progressive Film Series: November 8, 2012
One Bright Shining Moment:
The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
West-bank Meeting Room
703 N. Valley Mills, Waco
6 pm: Pizza and business
6:30: Film and discussion
Run time: 125 minutes
George McGovern, the Democratic peace candidate for President in 1972, died on October 21.
ONE BRIGHT SHINING MOMENT retraces George McGovern's bold presidential campaign of 1972, a grassroots campaign that fought for peace and justice and positioned ideas and people first. But what is remembered today as being the ultimate political defeat of the American Century may also have been its high watermark. The film poses this central question: what does the crushing electoral defeat of a man so well respected for his decency and intellect say about the electoral process, the American government, and, more importantly, what does it say about the forces at work on the American people, then and now? Narrated by Amy Goodman, the film features interviews with the candidate himself, supporters and activists like Gore Vidal, Gloria Steinem, Warren Beatty, Howard Zinn, and music from Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Donovan, and Elvis Costello.
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